‘My aim is to be me,’ says West Akron rapper D.Hilla

by Kyle Cochrun “I'm not one of these fictitious rappers,” says Demichrius Hill, the 23-year-old Akronite who records under the moniker D.Hilla.  By this moment in the evolution of rap music, the ar...

Bluesman Patrick Sweany returns to Akron on Dec. 28

Words by Ted Lehr Old Time Ways I don’t know how many times I’ve seen Patrick Sweany perform. It’s definitely more than 50, but probably less than 100. I first discovered the Massillon native through ...

The Insane Clown Posse plays Kent

 words and photos by Kyle Cochrun A juggalo pushes through the crowd clutching a black plastic trash bag and yelling, in his best impression of a ballpark hotdog salesman, “Dead Bodies! I got dead bodi...

Meet Crisis M. Banks, Akron’s 28-year-old media mogul

by Jimmy Smooth It wouldn’t be fair to put Crisis M. Banks in just one lane. For those who may not be familiar with Crisis, allow me to introduce you to the 28-year-old Akron media mogul in the making. You ...

Standing Room: 6 Akron Bands We Think You Should Know

by Dawson Steeber Ghost Slime Photo by Andrew Wells with editing by Lexi Lynch Tyler Brown, Reid Silva, Josh Jones and Ben Selvey – all of whom disappeared after a toxic waste event on the set of Nickel...